Chemistry

Program Director: Jerry Seebach (gseebach@transy.edu)
Office: Brown Science 217
Phone: 233-8168

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students who are planning on taking Principles of Chemistry I should have the equivalent of a 24 on their ACT Math subscore OR have completed a college level mathematics course (either Functions or its equivalent ) to enhance their mathematical skills.

Chemistry Major Pattern
First Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 1055 Chemistry I CHEM 1065 Chemistry II Possible Electives: 
MATH 1214 Functions OR MATH 1304 Calculus I OR CHEM 2584 Forensic Chemistry (1)
MATH 1304 Calculus I MATH 1324 Calculus II CHEM 2294 Special Topics (1) 

 
Sophomore Year
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry I CHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry II Possible Elective:
MATH 1324 Calculus II OR MATH 2144 Calculus III CHEM 2294 Special Topics (1)
MATH 2144 Calculus III    

NOTE: A - For Students who entered Transylvania in an even-numbered year (i.e. 2012, 2014)
 
Junior Year A 
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 3115 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry CHEM 3014 Inorganic Chemistry (2) Possible Elective:
PHYS 2115 University Physics I  PHYS 2125 University Physics II CHEM 4014 Topics (1) 
  CHEM 4014 Topics (1)  

Senior Year A
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 3155 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics CHEM 3165 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, & Statistical Mechanics Possible Elective:
Upper Level Course - Options Include: CHEM 4442 Senior Seminar CHEM 4014 Topics (1) 
CHEM 3084 Biochemistry (1) Options: (Not Required)   
CHEM 4904 Senior Honors (1)  CHEM 3125 Instrumental Analysis (1 & 2)  
  CHEM 4904 Senior Honors (1)  

NOTE: B - For Students who entered Transylvania in an odd-numbered year (i.e. 2013, 2015)
Junior Year B
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 3115 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry PHYS 2125 University Physics II Possible Elective:
PHYS 2115 University Physics I Options: (Not Required) CHEM 4014 Topics (1)
  CHEM 3125 Instrumental Analysis (1 & 2)   
  CHEM 3165 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, & Statistical Mechanics  

Senior Year B
Fall Term Winter Term  May Term
CHEM 3155 Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics CHEM 3165 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics, Kinetics, & Statistical Mechanics Possible Elective:
Upper Level Course - Options Include: CHEM 4442 Senior Seminar CHEM 4014 Topics (1) 
CHEM 3084 Biochemistry (1) CHEM 3014 Inorganic Chemistry (2)  
CHEM 4904 Senior Honors (1) Option: (Not Required)  
  CHEM 4904 Senior Honors (1)  
NOTES:
A Teaching Chemistry major is offered separately to those wishing to enter the field of secondary education in chemistry upon graduation.  Please consult the Teaching Chemistry Sequence if interested.
(1) Not required - Chemistry elective 
(2) Courses offered every other year